Eddie Murphy

Biography: Eddie Murphy was born in Brooklyn New York in 1961, the youngest son of Lillian Murphy, a widow who married Vernon Lynch, the step father of Eddie, his brother Charlie, and Vernon Jr. Eddie himself had aspirations of being in show business since he was a child. A bright kid growing up in the streets of New York, Murphy spent a great deal of time on impressions and comedy stand-up routines rather than academics. His sense of humor and wit made him a stand out amongst his classmates at Roosevelt Junior High School (from which he graduated in 1979). By the time he was 15, Murphy worked as a stand up comic on the lower part of New York, wooing audiences with his dead-on impressions of celebrities and outlooks on life.

In the early '80s at 19, Murphy was offered a contract for the "Not-Ready-for Prime Time Players." It was from SNL, where Murphy exercised his comedic abilities in impersonation African American figures and originating some of the shows most memorable characters:
Eddie Murphy was born in Brooklyn New York in 1961, the youngest son of Lillian Murphy, a widow who married Vernon Lynch, the step father of Eddie, his brother Charlie, and Vernon Jr. Eddie himself had aspirations of being in show business since he was a child. A bright kid growing up in the streets of New York, Murphy spent a great deal of time on impressions and comedy stand-up routines rather than academics. His sense of humor and wit made him a stand out amongst his classmates at Roosevelt Junior High School (from which he graduated in 1979). By the time he was 15, Murphy worked as a stand up comic on the lower part of New York, wooing audiences with his dead-on impressions of celebrities and outlooks on life.

In the early '80s at 19, Murphy was offered a contract for the "Not-Ready-for Prime Time Players." It was from SNL, where Murphy exercised his comedic abilities in impersonation African American figures and originating some of the shows most memorable characters: Velvet Jones, Mr. Robinson, and a disgruntled and angry Gumby.
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Eddie Murphy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 47
Highest Metascore: 84 Shrek
Lowest Metascore: 12 The Adventures of Pluto Nash
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 34
  2. Negative: 12 out of 34
34 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
39 Daddy Day Care May 9, 2003 Charlie Hinton 5.4
38 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Jul 28, 2000 Executive Producer / Sherman Klump/Buddy Love/Granny Klump/Mama Klump/Papa Klump/Young Papa Klump/Ernie Klump/Lance Perkins 5.7
35 I Spy Nov 1, 2002 Kelly 3.5
34 The Haunted Mansion Nov 26, 2003 Jim Evers 5.3
32 Showtime Mar 15, 2002 Officer Trey Sellars 3.3
27 Vampire in Brooklyn Oct 27, 1995 Producer / Story / Maximillian/Preacher Pauly/Guido 8.6
27 Norbit Feb 9, 2007 Producer / Screenplay / Story / Norbit/Rasputia/Mr. Wong 4.4
26 A Thousand Words Mar 9, 2012 Principal Cast 4.8
23 Another 48 Hrs. Jun 8, 1990 Story / Reggie Hammond 4.3
16 Beverly Hills Cop III May 25, 1994 Det. Axel Foley 6.4
16 Harlem Nights Nov 17, 1989 Director / Executive Producer / Written By / Quick 8.5
12 The Adventures of Pluto Nash Aug 16, 2002 Pluto Nash 4.7

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